The war in Ukraine on the live ticker
+++ 01:50 Selenskyj reiterates demand for air defense technology +++
Following the rocket attack on a shopping mall in eastern Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the West to provide modern air defense systems. Zelensky stressed in his daily speech via video that Ukraine requested it before the war and immediately after the Russian invasion. “People in the Kremenchuk Mall deserve the same security as people in any mall in the world, whether it’s somewhere in Philadelphia or Tel Aviv or in a mall in Dresden.”
+++ 00:42 Association Future Gas disputes Habeck schedule for LNG terminals +++
The commissioning of at least two LNG terminals planned by Federal Finance Minister Robert Habeck by the end of the year could be delayed. “So far, we only know a clear prospect of implementation from one of these floating LNG terminals with Wilhelmshaven. The planned fixed terminals have not yet made final investment decisions. The industry finally needs clarity here and in some other regulatory issues,” he said. Timm Kehler, CEO of Verband Zukunft gas, in the “picture”. According to Kehler, in order to reach a capacity of 13 billion cubic meters of gas through LNG terminals next year, the pace of capacity growth and expansion must continue.
+++ 23:30 G7 summit describes mall attack as “war crime” +++
The G7 summit strongly condemned the attack on a shopping center in central Ukraine that left at least 13 people dead. “Indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians are a war crime,” said the heads of state and government of the seven federal states, currently meeting in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria. Russian President Vladimir Putin and others responsible for this “disgusting” attack must be “held accountable.”
+++ 23:09 The German financial system remains stable despite the war in Ukraine +++
The Financial Stability Commission (AfS) considers the direct effects of the war in Ukraine on the German financial system to be limited. According to the Federal Ministry of Finance, this emerges from the commission’s latest report on the Bundestag. Direct claims on debtors in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are generally small. However, uncertainty increased sharply with the Russian attack on Ukraine in late February. In Western countries, however, adjusting risk assessment has been largely regular. “So far there have been no serious malfunctions in the German financial system.”
+++ 22:18 Strack-Zimmermann insists on delivering Marder tanks +++
The chairman of the Bundestag Defense Committee, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, continues to insist that German Marder infantry fighting vehicles be made available to Ukraine. “I do not tire of demanding that, together with my colleagues from the FDP, at least 50 Marder tanks be sent from the Bundeswehr,” he told Welt.
+++ 21:47 Governor: Eight people killed in rocket attack queuing for water +++
Officials say eight people were killed in a queue in front of a tanker with drinking water in the Ukrainian city of Lysychansk in an attack by Russian missiles. Another 21 were injured, Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Hajdaj told the Telegram. “The Russians fired at a crowd with multiple Uragan rocket launchers as civilians pulled water from a cistern,” Hajdaj said. Lysychansk is the last large city in the region still under Ukrainian control after the occupation of neighboring Sievarodonetsk by the Russian army.
+++ 21:35 the manufacturer gives Ukraine drones +++
Turkish company Baykar provides Ukraine with three free Bayraktar TB2 combat and reconnaissance drones. The company wrote on Twitter that top businessmen and ordinary people had raised money for this purpose through crowdfunding. However, Baykar will not accept money and will send the drones to the front in Ukraine for free. Earlier this month, following another fundraiser in Lithuania, Baykar pledged to provide a fighter drone to Ukraine free of charge.
+++ 21:13 Kyiv: missile defense systems could prevent tragedies +++
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense posted on Twitter that the shopping center in Kremenchuk was hit by Russian X-22 missiles. Modern missile defense systems would prevent new tragedies. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly called for the delivery of missile defense systems.
You can read previous developments of the war in Ukraine here.